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Sweep of bottle-throwing Ferguson protesters scoops up loudmouth mob leader

Protesters returned to the streets of Ferguson last night and heated up the sub-freezing temperatures.

But some — including one of the most inflammatory hoods in the movement — ended up in jail for their trouble.

According to Reuters, the demonstrators attempted to block off a street while chanting slogans like, “Indict that cop,” as they protested the shooting death of unarmed of an 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown, by Officer Darren Wilson.

Reports have varied between witnesses who say Brown’s hands were raised as he was surrendering, to those who describe a violent clash between Brown and Wilson.

Officers were clad in riot gear when they confronted the unruly crowd Wednesday night. Police used no tear gas or other weapons against the crowd, however arrests were made, reported CBS St. Louis.

CBS reported that one arrest of note was that of Palestinian-American activist and agitator Bassem Masri, according to Tweets.

Masri defended himself recently against charges of being more a problem in Ferguson than a solution, when he appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

The activist was shown footage of himself cursing at cops and wishing death on them, all while blaming Jews for the media coverage of the event.

According to the Kansas City Star the arrests followed protestors vandalizing cars and throwing bottles at police officers.

You know, the usual “peaceful” stuff.

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Carmine Sabia

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